Save Energy Instantly with a Smart LED Lighting Design
Most of us grew up with incandescent lightbulbs, the “standard” bulb that stayed relatively the same since Edison’s invention in 1879. Then came compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)—those spiral-shaped lights that claimed to use less energy. But today, LED bulbs are regarded as the most energy-efficient way to illuminate your home. If you’re reading this, you may be wondering just how resourceful they can be.
When LED bulbs first hit the market, they were seen as too expensive and too bright. But they’ve come a long day in both price, brightness, and color temperature options. With a smart LED lighting design in your Frisco, TX home, you can customize your lights to look however you want—while saving energy! With smart LEDs, your home will look better than ever while lowering energy bills and helping the environment. Read on to discover how LED lights make a difference. And to learn more about smart lighting design, check out our blog articles here.
LED Bulbs Last Longer
When you compare an LED’s lifespan to other light bulb models, the average LED lasts up to 60,000 hours. Incandescent bulbs, on the other hand, only run for about 1,500 hours. LEDs typically last ten times longer than fluorescent lights and 133 times more than incandescent. Why? LEDs require less power and emit less heat, so they can beam just as bright without straining the power grid.
Another reason LEDs last longer is their capacity to brighten instantly. If you’ve ever used spiral CFL bulbs, you’ve probably seen how gradually it turns on to full brightness. At first, the room may look dim, and a minute later, it will finally look bright. But LEDs progress from off to bright instantly. Transitioning from dark to bright can wear on lightbulbs, so LEDs’ speedy brightening cycles help them last longer.
LEDs Use Less Energy to Produce Light
Not only do they last longer, but LEDs are up to 80% more energy-efficient than CFLs and incandescent lights. LED lights apply 95% of their energy consumption into producing light, which means only 5% is wasted as heat. By contrast, incandescent bulbs use only 2% of their energy to convert into light, which means a whopping 98% is wasted as heat.
LEDs also require power to produce the same brightness levels as other bulbs. An 84-watt CFL bulb can be replaced by a 36-watt LED, for instance, and the light levels will be the same.
Smart LEDs Stay on Only When You Need
An LED lighting design offers a world of possibilities—decorative lighting, accent lights, and playing with the color and brightness of each bulb. A lighting control system like Control4 or Lutron lets you customize the appearance of your lights whenever you feel inspired, sliding the color wheel on your smartphone or tablet.
But moreover, your smart system will automate when lights are on or off. Schedule your landscape lights to turn off automatically by bedtime or incorporate motion sensors that will turn off lights after a period of inactivity. You’ll no longer accidentally leave lights on in easy-to-forget rooms like the garage or walk-in closet, saving more energy day after day.
If you’re ready to add beauty to your Texas home while saving energy, contact Texadia Systems to learn more about a smart lighting design. We’ll sync all your LEDs to one intelligent system that’s intuitive to use while highlighting the best features of your house. We look forward to assisting you!